’s Pires: Institutions are Bullish on DeFi

Diana Pires said she sees a huge demand for regulation across the industry because more companies and institutions need guidance as they come on board.


Diana Pires, senior vice president of institutional sales at, at DAS NYC; Photo by Mike Lawrence


key takeaways

  • “Right now we’re seeing demand across a multitude of products and services,” Pires said
  • “Overall, there’s a huge demand for regulation, we need more guidance across all these ecosystems and products in crypto to ensure we have a healthy balance of institutions that are regulated,” she said

Diana Pires, senior vice president of institutional sales at, joined Blockworks for an interview at our Digital Asset Summit: NYC conference after she spoke during a fireside chat at the event.  

In the interview, Pires shared insight from the conference and talked about: 

  • Demand across the crypto industry  
  • A need for regulation 
  • Bridging the gap between fragmented products and services 
  • Making crypto user friendly and interchangeable

Watch the full interview below and all of the panel videos from DAS here

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